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Mercado Tlacolula

| Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico
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Experience Authentic Oaxacan Tradition

Amazing cultural experience. A must to do when you visit Oaxaca. Tlacolula De Matamoros Oaxaca has... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Sany R
via mobile
Predictable and satisfying

Other reviewers have described the market effectively - it is indeed huge, colourful and very... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Bix M
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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An outdoor marketplace with local vendors in the village of Tlacolula.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sunday market” (13 reviews)
“barbacoa” (3 reviews)
“tortillas” (5 reviews)
| Tlacolula, Tlacolula, Mexico

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing cultural experience. A must to do when you visit Oaxaca. Tlacolula De Matamoros Oaxaca has one of the oldest and biggest flee market in Oaxaca. When you visit make sure it's Sunday, for that is the day of the plaza (flee market) make sure...More

5  Thank Sany R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Other reviewers have described the market effectively - it is indeed huge, colourful and very Mexican. Not the best choice if quality crafts are your object, but a good days entertainment. My contribution: having just recovered from a bout of Moctezuma's Revenge gained in the...More

3  Thank Bix M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The market is really fun and you will get a great taste of Mexico. Lots of artisans, food, mezcal. Crowded but that's part of the adventure. We spent about 3-4 hours here and had a wonderful time. We bought a number of items and ate...More

Thank Janai64
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A fun market with great people watching, and an easy, quick trip by colectivo from the Abastos market/transportation hub.

Thank ebecker
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had a great experience at this market; interesting food stands and local people; very few tourists. Delicious food; you can buy veg, meat, tortillas and barbecue it for lunch on the free braziers at the centre of one of the market stalls with the locals....More

1  Thank chervilandrubies
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Go on a Sunday for a rich experience and take it all in. The atmosphere, the activity, and the market vibe are the reasons to go.

1  Thank TonyPSP
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The best day to come it's on the Plaza day every Sunday, it's a really popular place for eating Barbacoa red or white, that with a water chocolate makes the perfect breakfast for after wander in the market

Thank Ubish A
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Handicrafts are terrific, lots of handy gadgets and wonderful people. Purchase food for lunch - you cook or have them cook it for you. Delicious!.No español? No problem. Spanglish and charades seems to work!

2  Thank Penny M
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Followed our taxi driver through the market drinking pulque and gaping at baskets full of bugs. Bought three beautiful hand woven rebosos (shawls) for less than $20 each.

Thank make-more-art
Reviewed 17 June 2016

You can buy anything here from mezcal, to carnes asadas, to dried chilis, to fresh fruit, to bread with chocolate swirls to live turkeys. Few or no tourists.

Thank Valerie L
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
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Response from Penny M | Reviewed this property |
Public transportation is easy and cheap! Go to the second class bus station near Abastos. I've taken the bus (check with the station chief and read the destinations across the bus windshields). Take change for the bus... More
jojo s
3 September 2016|
Response from make-more-art | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know.
Elena D
25 February 2015|
Response from Scottydoughnut | Reviewed this property |
Lonely Planet is always tops in my opinion. Rough Guides also gives good recommendations.